Re: Taskforce on Federal Legislation

From: Arthur Keller <voting_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Fri Nov 17 2006 - 13:00:09 CST

It's Mailman. I'll set it up over the weekend and privately send you
the "keys."

Best regards,
Arthur

At 10:45 AM -0800 11/17/06, Ginny Ross wrote:
>This sounds terrific! How would it get started? --- is it a program
>like "Mailman" or some sort of forum software? I am trying to be a
>fast learner, but I am a tax-geek turned political activist, so I do
>not have the software accumen of the leaders on this list. I asked
>Bev Harris what "forum" software she is using for BBV. That seems
>like a good one to me. But I also like the simplicity of an email
>list --- I think we may have to go that route for speed's sake.
>Thanks for the help!
>
>Ginny
>
>Arthur Keller wrote:
>
>>Re: [OVC-discuss] Taskforce on Federal Legislation
>>I would be happy to host such a list at Sonic.net, including an
>>automatically generated publicly available archive that can be
>>searched by Google. Ginny can be the person who approves people
>>who request to subscribe, as well as maintains the list. The
>>OVC-discuss list in maintained at Sonic.net that way, although it
>>has an external archive.
>>
>>Plus, there's no advertising! And turnaround is much faster.
>>
>>Best regards,
>>Arthur
>>
>>At 9:10 AM -0800 11/17/06, Ginny Ross wrote:
>>
>>>Thank you for this idea, Dick. I agree. Do you have a software
>>>based solution? Can you recommend a forum software perhaps?
>>>Trying to learn all this is, itself, like the proverbial firehose
>>>drink! :-)
>>>
>>>Ginny
>>>
>>>Richard C. Johnson wrote:
>>>
>>>>I appreciate Ginny's call for a more central source of
>>>>information for those interested in election issues. I believe
>>>>two steps are needed: (1) a central email discussion list and
>>>>(2) a means of searching/filtering that list. Most personal and
>>>>business email allows search of subject and address if not also
>>>>content. A central list will accumulate a vast amount of
>>>>information and, without search capability and filters, we will
>>>>be trying to drink from the firehose. IMHO.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>-- Dick
>>>>
>>>>Ginny Ross <mailto:Ginnypdx@comcast.net><Ginnypdx@comcast.net> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>Dear EI Leaders,
>>>>
>>>>A new and increasingly urgent concern for all of us is federal EI
>>>>legislation and the pros and cons of HR 550 and HB 6200.
>>>>
>>>>I feel caught up in a whirlwind of discussion on legislation in
>>>>the various EI leaders lists I participate in. There are likely
>>>>many others feeling the same.
>>>>
>>>>I believe it is vital for our movement to unify under common
>>>>principles. Our main differences could likely be understood and
>>>>perhaps resolved with concentrated, open, collaborative efforts.
>>>>Then we could push together, as a movement, for passage of
>>>>urgently needed paper ballot legislation that will not be
>>>>burdened with a battle royale or intra-movement conflict over the
>>>>other features of HR 550.
>>>>
>>>>I do not know the answers, but I know that we are racing the
>>>>clock in an all out sprint to save democracy from these DRE's
>>>>before '08.
>>>>
>>>>Therefore, I would like to propose a unified discussion/action
>>>>list that will allow all voices to be heard in a fair and open
>>>>forum. As a simple starting point, I feel the main discussions
>>>>fall into 4 general areas:
>>>>
>>>>1) Paper Ballot / Record requirements
>>>>2) Audit/Verification of machine votes and counts
>>>>3) Oversight & Transparency issues / Vendor Involvement in Certification
>>>>4) Strategy as to how to approach the new Congress (Amend HR 550
>>>>/ HB 6200, other approaches)
>>>>
>>>>Maybe there is another way to outline the tasks, or I have
>>>>omitted something important. My goal is to stay very simple.
>>>>
>>>>I propose the formation of a single Yahoo group on this vital
>>>>topic, inviting all serious activists concerned with federal EI
>>>>legislative issues and all who wish to listen. I volunteer to
>>>>create the list and help moderate to prevent any disruption in
>>>>this vital work. The information discussed could be freely
>>>>shared, and therefore allow participants to use the information
>>>>to inform their own legislators. I believe in free, viral
>>>>transmission of information in the situation (such as now) when
>>>>we are in a very dangerous, high speed, fast track approach to HR
>>>>550. I do not feel alone in expressing near panic that the bill
>>>>might be passed without the major (not too time consuming)
>>>>overhaul it needs.
>>>>
>>>>The core lists I would build the
>>>><mailto:EILeg@yahoogroups.com>"EILeg@yahoogroups.com" list would
>>>>draw from VTUSA, ElectionIntegrity, BBV, CEPN, EDA, USVotecounts,
>>>>OregonVRC, CASE_OH, PDA and OVC. I may be missing something
>>>>important, I don't know. This is not an exclusive list, just a
>>>>practical starting point. I feel that on all these lists, there
>>>>is a GOLDMINE of legislative discussion and strategy. I believe
>>>>in consolidating, collaborating, and treating this goldmine as
>>>>our treasury of future power. We need to capture and use this
>>>>power effectively if we, as a movement, hope to have a
>>>>compelling, rapid and undeniable influence upon the federal
>>>>legislative efforts that are now on the immediate horizon.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>Your comments and ideas on this topic, or offers to assist or to
>>>>manage the project, are welcome.
>>>>
>>>>Sincerely,
>>>>Ginny Ross
>>>>Portland, OR
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